Bitcoin vs. Ethereum: 10 experts told us which asset they'd rather hold, and why

Sunday 09 May 2021, 10:55 PM AEST - 1 month ago

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  • Bitcoin and ether are the top two cryptocurrencies by market cap.
  • They may be very different, but investors often choose between holding one or the other.
  • Insider asked 10 experts which crypto theyd rather hold for the next 10 years and why.

Bitcoin has long been the dominant cryptocurrency, but recently Ethereums native token, ether, has emerged as more than just a clear number two.

In 2021, ether has made gains on bitcoin in terms of market cap, and investors are taking note.

While the two cryptocurrencies are very different in terms of their architecture and use cases, both are top options for cryptocurrency investors long-term.

With that in mind, Insider decided to reach out to the experts to see which cryptocurrency they believe offers the most upside over the long haul.

We asked crypto industry CEOs, analysts, co-founders, and more which asset theyd rather hold for the next ten years and why.

Heres what they had to say.

Bitcoin Bulls

1. We are strong believers in both Bitcoin and Ethereum. That being said, if we absolutely have to choose… we would prefer holding Bitcoin over Ethereum for the next few years. While Ethereum leads in terms of innovation and current use cases, Bitcoin leads in terms of security and proven track record. Most importantly, we believe its a great store of value and has all the properties of a reserve asset.Peter Wall, CEO of Argo Blockchain

2. Bitcoin will be as transformative for money as the Internet was for information. By mid-2028, bitcoins market cap will overtake golds market cap, demonstrating that it is the best store-of-value asset for a digital-first world. But it doesnt stop at store-of-value. Bitcoin is both a decentralized monetary settlement network and a digitally scarce asset. Today, Ethereum powers most of the DeFi (decentralized finance) platforms, but in the near future, well be able to build DeFi platforms on top of Bitcoin thanks to layer 2 solutions. Eventually, Bitcoin will become both the global ...

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